Plot Description: An island refugee family endures many hardships to come to America. They find freedom, safety, and many reasons to be thankful.
Read this to teach:Inferring, Character goals, Character emotions, Theme of gratitude
Anchor Chart idea: I used paper clips so this chart could be reused, and I typed the text passages. We came up with the inferences during the read aloud.
2. Dear Mrs. LaRue Letters From Obedience School By: Mark Teague
Plot Description: This book is a series of entertaining letters from Ike the dog to his owner Mrs. LaRue. Mrs. LaRue sent Ike to Obedience School for many good reasons.
Read this to teach:Inferring, Use of rich vocabulary in your writing, Synonyms, Letter writing
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3. Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare By: Patricia Polacco
Plot Description: This book is another heartwarming tale of sibling rivalry by Patricia Polacco. The kids will laugh and easily identify with the measures that the two characters will go to in order to be "the best."
Read this to teach:Inferring, Character traits and feelings, Text/self connections, Text/Text connections (If you have read My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother,) Use of rich vocabulary in your writing, Writing from personal experience, Synonyms, Theme of family
I'm a 3rd grade teacher and lover of children's literature. I have always loved integrating children's literature into all subject areas of my teaching. I have decided to blog about my ideas so I can share along the way.